Yes, I’m In An Interracial Relationship. No, It’s Not A Problem.

Yes, I'm In An Interracial Relationship. No, It's Not A Problem.
Kelly Searle

Imagine if we made every decision in our life based solely on what we see with our eyes and not what we feel in our hearts. We would live a less than mediocre life, going through the everyday motions with no actual feeling of attachment.

We would pick our childhood best friend based on their pretty pink shoes. Pick our first car based on the exterior of the vehicle and not what is under the hood. More importantly, pick our career based on the big beautiful skyscraper building and not on the benefits it provides our family.

We don’t make commitments in life based on what we see, so why should we choose the person we love based on their outside appearance?

Who determines if you are right or wrong when finding the one you love? Should we fall into society’s guidelines of who is meant to be together due to the matching of our skin tones? Or because of the moment when you look into someone’s soul and realize it intertwines with yours.

Should we ignore the butterflies we feel in our stomach because still in today’s society interracial relationships are still frowned upon?

I don’t think we should.

Being in an interracial relationship is many things. Criticism based on who your heart decided to love, disgusted looks, name-calling and constant battles. The feeling of being judged and misunderstood becomes overwhelming at times, and many tears are cried.

But, most importantly, it’s love.

Soulful and beautiful LOVE. It’s an unexplainable connection, a strong bond and battles fighting hand and hand together. Your heart opens up to your colored partner, it breaks for them. The compassion you both share and the strength of the relationship gets you both through society’s racism. After all, love always wins!

Fight for the one you love and for what you believe in. Instead of ignoring the way society sees interracial relationships and pretending like it’s not happening, we should be embodying the freedom to love someone based on who they are and not what they are.

I don’t know about you, but I choose LOVE. I would choose it a million times over and over again. TC mark

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